American poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892) is among the most influential poets in American literature, and is known by many as the "Father of Free Verse." Much of his work was considered controversial during his lifetime, especially the collection Leaves of Grass, which includes sexual references many deemed obscene at the time.
Wislawa Szymborska, 'Mozart of poetry', dies aged 88
Cuando pronuncio la palabra F u t u r o , la primera sílaba pertenece ya al pasado. Cuando pronuncio la palabra S i l e n c i o , lo destruyo. Cuando pronuncio la palabra N a d a , creo algo que no cabe en ninguna no-existencia. Wisława Szymborska.
Alexandre Herculano (1810-1877) was a poet, novelist, historian and essayist. His work, in the fullest sense of length and diversity, exhibits a deep consistency, following a romantic-liberal program that has guided not only his work but also his life. His political activity, a defender of liberal ideas, takes him out of Portugal. In exile, he perfected the study of history, becoming familiar with the works of historians as Thiers, Thierry, and read Chateaubriand, Lamennais, Klopstock.